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Lac de Nantua

Avenue du lac, 01130 Nantua, France
+33 4 74 75 00 05
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Yorkshire Travellers

The lake shimmered turquoise, then emerald and sometimes grey as the Sun hid behind some clouds... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Raymund H
Mirfield, United Kingdom
via mobile

The lake is beautiful for swiming in 24 g clean water or walking around in the 7.5 km Unhappily... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
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Avenue du lac, 01130 Nantua, France
+33 4 74 75 00 05
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The lake shimmered turquoise, then emerald and sometimes grey as the Sun hid behind some clouds. Very picturesque and the perimeter of the lake is manicured with concrete pavements and benches; very inviting to sit and watch the hungry ducks and squawking coots with the...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The lake is beautiful for swiming in 24 g clean water or walking around in the 7.5 km Unhappily the resistance museum was closed

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

After visiting a nearby town we'd stumbled across Lac Nantua - a perfect day out Would recommend taking a picnic and making a day of it Gets deep quite quickly but this is good for throwing yourself into the water off the pontoon

1  Thank Elle-Robyn B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Was disappointed by the run down area and nothing to do except walk around the lake. Would not recommend this as more than a one night stop as we did, but we would not return again even for that

Thank Hscott26
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. I ran round it, biked round it, swam in it, sat and walked by it, and generally loves it being the centrepiece of our stay. As a couple we love places with lakes and mountains. My word this lake with the huge swathes...More

1  Thank Zonderman
Reviewed 5 June 2016

lovely little lake in the stunning countryside, would be perfect to cool off on a hot day, shame it was raining as we would have stayed longer in good weather, but beautiful lake, love this area of france.

1  Thank fee2908
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Visited here in May, we had mixed weather, one day hot, cool the next. Mountain walks are lovely if you like walking. If we'd stayed a little longer it would have been lovely to swim and sail on the lake. The town is a little...More

1  Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 25 October 2014

We camped overnight at Natua. I will always remember its poignant War Memorial, fittingly situated beside its stunning lake. The memorial remembers and honours those Nantua residents who were torn from their homes and deported to German concentration camps. Few returned. A more fitting place...More

1  Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 12 December 2013

We just stopped for a couple of hours on our way to the Alps. The weather was beautiful, it was September and very quiet. I should imagine in the season it would be very busy as the lake offers many different things. We had a...More

Thank Mags
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Save your time and petrol. Despite a pretty glacier lake, the town is dying and there is nothing to make a visit worthwhile. Availability of the famous local crayfish quenelles seems to have also died.

1  Thank 100nights
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